Calligraffiti - by eL Seed

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'Multiple Identities' mural by el Seed

Not an exhibition, but a special work created by international calligraffiti artist eL Seed, on the wall of the Institute by the fountain.  Details of eL Seed's work may be viewed at http://elseed-art.com

Previous exhibitions

Exhibitions at The Street Gallery, IAIS

The Street Gallery is part of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies and exhibits material culture and art with relevance to its academic interests, namely the Arab World, Middle East and Islam.

All exhibitions are open to the public Monday to Fridays (not public holidays) 9am - 5pm.

Current exhibition

Graceful Runes

12 April - 13 June 2018

A photographic series on Language, Calligraphy and Design by Dahlia Mahmoud.

Travelling through the Arabian Gulf, hearing stories passed on from mothers to their daughters like heirlooms triggered this series of images. Matters of faith and survival, urban legends and heroic figurines in local accents find their way to patterns, amulets and the amended adornment of tribes. The common trait to the stories is the essence of strength and survival. The route and type of language (colloquial or accents) change, but the cadence and kindred nature from tribe to tribe and country to country remain similar. The photographs of the women and the superimposed letters, text and texture and layered histories, are viewed in this series.

Graceful Runes

Next exhibition

Masked Faces: Untold Stories from the Arabian-Persian Gulf

05 July - 26 September 2018

By Manami Goto, a PhD student at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

The female face mask, regionally known as burquʿ or baūla, is a part of the traditional but disappearing material culture of the Arabian-Persian Gulf. Each face mask is handmade to fit the wearer’s face and conveys an intricate amount of socio-cultural detail about the wearer. The shape, colour, material, design, and embroidery are selected depending on the wearer’s age, origin, marital status, ethnicity, religious or tribal affiliation, number of children, and socio-economic status. Wearing the face mask is also strongly associated with honour, piety, and pride. Through the presentation of material collections and photographs of masked women, this exhibition intends to shed light on the women in the region and their intimate and unique relationship with their masks.

The Street Gallery is part of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies and exhibits material culture and art with relevance to its academic interests, namely the Arab World, Middle East and Islam.

The Street is a non-commercial gallery, therefore admission is free, but administration costs are offset by a flat rate fee.  It is important to note that the gallery has not been purpose-built and therefore has limitations regarding security, daylight, humidity and lighting.  It is not situated in a position where the general public pass by. 

Proposals for exhibitions in The Street Gallery are welcomed and will be reviewed by the Institute’s Exhibitions Committee at regular meetings. The gallery is an exhibition venue and does not normally exhibit work for sale unless designated as an Art Exhibition, when a commission charge will be applied. 

If you would like to exhibit at the gallery please complete the proposal form and return it to The Institute Manager.

By post: The Street Gallery, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Stocker Road, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4ND.

Telephone: +44(0)1392 72 6303

E-mail: n.a.clews@exeter.ac.uk

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